Apple Fall Recipes

Awesome Apple Recipes

I have four delicious apple recipes to make use of my homegrown apples and apples from friends.  These recipes are so easy to make, even supervised children could make them.  My favourite is the toffee apple smoothie!  If anything try this recipe!

Click the video below for the recipes.  You can also find the recipes further down this post.

Toffee Apple Smoothie

2x chopped apples

2-4 x medjool dates

3+ cups of Hemp Milk (or other milk)

Dash of maple syrup

1 Tsp of Cinnamon

Add all of the ingredients into the blender and blend until smooth.  Add in a little extra milk if necessary.  Share with family and friends!

Apple Recipes

Peanut Butter Apple Sandwiches

Oh these are so delicious!  Be warned they are addictive! 😉

Apple Slices (seeds removed)

Crunchy Peanut Butter

Chopped Nuts/Dried fruit/fresh fruit

Slice and remove the seeds from the apples (you can see how I did this in the video above).  Spread a tbsp of peanut butter on one slice, top with chopped nuts or fruit etc. and top with another slice.  Serve like mini apple sandwiches!  These make great after school snacks.

Overnight Apple Oats

I love overnight oats, they are so easily digested once left to soak the whole night.

1 x apple

Organic Oats

Hemp Milk

Additional fruits/veg (I have used pomegranate seeds in the video some grated carrots would be good too)

Cinnamon & Allspice (optional)

Grate the apple into the glass jug or bowl and stir in the oats, add in the additional fruits/vegetables (grated) into the bowl.  I used pomegranate seeds as I needed to use them up from the fridge.  Add in enough oats for 4 people (or less) and top up with hemp milk.  I topped up the hemp milk up and over the oats so that they have enough moisture to soak up. 

In the morning you could pop the oats into a tray and warm in the oven.  I topped with some live coconut yogurt and a dash of maple syrup. Delicious!

Apple Turnovers

These are really handy little snacks for kids and are great for packed lunches or for school break snacks.  My kids had these all week!

Ready to roll puff pastry

Chopped Apples

Cinnamon

Allspice

Caster Sugar

Leave the pastry to come to room temperature and unroll.  You can also make your own pastry but for a super quick recipe ready to roll does the job nicely!  Cut the pastry into rectangles and then into smaller triangles (as seen in the video) then add in some chopped apples and a sprinkle of cinnamon, allspice and a sprinkle of sugar.  Fold in half and close with a fork pressing into the edges.  Sprinkle sugar over the top and serve!  😀

If you enjoyed these recipes please check out my youtube channel for more recipes, holistic health tips and ideas.

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Weight Loss Journey Vlog 5

Finally I reached my two stone weight loss target! 

Watch the video below for a full update of my weight loss journey so far!  I hope you find inspiration for your own journey or inspiration to start because I didn’t even think I’d loose a few lbs never mind two stone!  It’s amazing what you can do when you put your mind to it.

Weight & Diet Update

It felt amazing to finally reach my two stone goal!  It was a big goal for me and I still can’t quite believe I have come this far.  I worked really hard at my exercising and improving my eating habits.  I’m not vegan or vegetarian but I eat loads of plant based meals and I believe this contributed to my weight loss and general improvements of my health.  I have however gained 2/3lbs since this video due to my over consumption of stodgy comforting foods.  I blame the cold weather but I am back on track tomorrow so hopefully that will shift!  hee hee!

I’m not bothered I feel happy with who I am and will continue working towards the next goal 😉

Journaling

I have been journaling to help with my anxiety, this helps me focus on my direction, goals, to do list and change my negative patterns of thinking and just generally improves my mental well being.  I quite often struggle with my thoughts and negative thinking and this has helped me to address these issues and change them around for the better.  I’m not perfect but a work in progress!

Workout Routine

I have changed my routine a little bit from doing step aerobics everyday.  I ended up with a bit of a sore knee and realised I needed to vary it a little to avoid injury.  So because of this I have included some strength training and yoga in every second day.  This has helped with my strength throughout my cardio sessions and I’m happy with how it is working for me.

So before my workout I have a pre-workout shot made with the Motion Fitness Superfood Powder .  I have found it to be a powerful blend and it has helped give me a boost especially throughout my cardio sessions.  So I like to have this 30 minutes before my workout to give it time to absorb and do its magic!  I use my smoothie builder to make a healthy repair smoothie for myself.  This helps me to repair my body and top up my energy stores after my workout.  I love using my Smoothie Builder to make up my repair smoothie.  Sometimes I make smoothies which are not based on this format but this is pretty standard for me.

Smoothie Builder

I have shared my ‘Smoothie Builder’ sheet in this video, of which you can find below.  It details the categories of foods I add to my smoothies and you may find it helpful for your own smoothie combinations.  In the video I mentioned a variety of super foods that I included in my smoothies from time to time.  I have detailed where you can buy those below.  Remember that the name Superfoods is just a marketing term and they are just foods which are nutritionally potent in various ways and turned into pills or powders (some are also fresh).

‘Super foods’ –
Barley Grass
Spirulina
Wheatgrass
Acai Berry
Bee Pollen
Maca Root
Cacao

If you want to learn more or do your own Super food research then I would recommend checking out David Wolfe and some of his training courses.  There are also a good selection of training courses on Mind Body Green they are definitely worth checking out and are affordable.  Patrick Holfords selection of Nutrition books are also worth a read.  They are packed with the latest health and nutrition research.

This image is what I do for my own personal smoothie making it is not dietary advice!!!
Please do your own research when it comes to your health needs and requirements.

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If you have any questions then please drop me a line in the comments below.

Lots of love and good luck on your own health and fitness journey!

Angie Milne


Speed Cleaning 15 Minutes

These fifteen minute power cleans are saving my house at the moment!  Check out this video for my fifteen minute clean on the kitchen clutter worktop!

Set your timers and go!!!

You might be wondering why I’m talking about cleaning when my passion is health and wellness, but looking at my health holistically and all that has an impact on it, I have to take my housework into consideration.

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My housework causes me anxiety, stress and makes me feel like a failure if its not done!  I struggle for time though…I really struggle for time!  I am a busy mum of three messy little people and they need so much of my time and so much cleaning up after (which I don’t mind of course because I love them to pieces).

I can however spare fifteen minutes, knowing that in fifteen minutes I can get surprisingly a lot done!

  1. Pick the worst area of your home!  (yeah I mean it, go for it!)
  2. Set the timer to 15minutes!
  3. Ready Set, Clean!
  4. Clean likes there’s no tomorrow!  Solid cleaning for fifteen minutes! 
  5. Stop when the timer stops and leave the rest for the next session

You’ll be surprised how much you can get done in fifteen minutes, I know I was!  I was surprised!  If you don’t get a whole area clean, that’s fine just work on it next time you have a 15 minute block free!

I hope this helps to reduce your stress and anxiety around cleaning and remember if you are reading this or watching this then you are taking steps towards a better, cleaner house so give yourself a wee hug for that!  Your doing a great job!

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Weight Loss Vlog 4

Hey Everyone!

Weight loss Vlog no.4 is now up on my Youtube Channel – Check it out below for my latest weight loss journey update!

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Well what can I say, it was a crap month for weight loss, I blame the school summer holidays and the kids dragging me to places like pizza hut and Frankie and Bennys all summer lol!  🙂  We had great intentions of creating wonderfully healthy picnics to take everywhere but lets face it when you’ve got three kids, a messy house and an unorganised brain who has time to make such things so it resulted in a lot of eating out during our day trips!

I don’t mind, they are only young once and every second is to be enjoyed with them before they grow into big smelly adults lol!  So this weight loss vlog details all of my latest struggles and wins and I’ve been shopping to Primark because I’ve still lost enough weight to drop a few dress sizes up top so I am happy with that 😉

I would love to hear about your own weight loss journey, your struggles, your wins!  Drop me a comment below to share!

Love

Angie xx

 

 


Naturisimo Beauty Haul

One of my favourite websites for natural beauty products and they have a large selection of organic and vegan products available!  Check them out at Naturisimo they are an awesome company and I buy a lot of products from them.  I’ve found most things to be of really high quality and just work for my skin!

Click the video below to check out my natural haul!


Slow Cooker Weekly Meal Plan

Check out my awesome Autumn weekly meal plan for some nourishing slow cooker family meals!  5 Days of warming meals for a busy week!  Pop your ingredients into the slow cooker in the morning and relax knowing that a healthy family meal will be ready by family dinner time.

 

I love taking advantage of kitchen gadgets to take the pressure off now and again!  I would recommend the Morphy Richards Accents Sear and Stew Slow Cooker 6.5L 48705 Brushed Stainless Steel Slowcooker it has worked so well for us and one of my favourite slow cooker recipes books is the Superfood Slow Cooker: Healthy wholefood meals from your slow cooker there are some amazingly healthy recipes in this book and it is one of my faves for slow cooker family recipes.  Check them out if you need inspiration!

Pinterest is also worth a search for ideas and I also love the BBC website search facility too.

I hope you find some inspiration here in this video for your family slow cooking experiments!

Enjoy my video below by clicking on the play button, if you have any questions or need any help drop me a line in the comments below.  What are your favourite slow cooker recipes I would love to know 🙂

Love Angie x


Vivera Steak Test

Trying out the new Vivera steak!  I must admit I don’t eat fake meats very often but I do really love the new Vivera producs!  They are fab!  My fave is the new kebab meat it is sooooo good! 🙂

I liked this one but not as much as the kebab meat!

I made a lovely recipe out of it, love xx

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Family Exercising Cycle in Scotland

Click on the video below to watch our awesome Scottish Highlands adventure mountain biking through the Rothiemurchus Estate! 🙂

Follow us through the Scottish Highlands as we try to keep fit together as a family!  There’s a few accidents and a beautiful stop at a beautiful Scottish Loch!  Can you guess where we are?

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Sainburys Healthy Food Haul

I’ve been doing a bit of shopping at Sainsburys lately, I absolutely love the healthy dairy free products they are stocking at the moment! Especially the ones with all of the live cultures. 🙂

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Check out my quick shopping haul below for a look at what I’ve been buying for my food shops!  I do small food shops now and usually plan meals when I am organised, it doesn’t happen every week and in the school holidays my good meal planning often falls to pieces lol 🙂

Enjoy, love Angie xxx


Natural Clay Face Mask Recipes

I love these natural clay face masks!  Check out the video recipe below for three really easy recipes made with ingredients from the kitchen.

Simple clay mask

Clay & avocado

Clay & banana

(all can be made with optional oatmeal)

They are so easy to make and make your skin super soft and the clay helps to clean your skin of toxins.  It really helps to keep my skin super soft and smooth and spot free!

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Try using this every week or two and I’m sure you will notice a difference.  If you’ve never used bentonite clay, here’s a good link to a brand I would recommend below.

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ps – don’t leave it on in the sun as i did, I almost baked my face! ha ha ha 🙂

Much Love, Angie xxx